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Maxi's Ristorante

12113 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1923
+1 216-421-1500
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“escarole” (9 reviews)
“meatballs” (11 reviews)
“pizza” (26 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
12113 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1923
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We like to eat at Maxi's for special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries. They have the best frog legs around. Also, their Escarole is outstanding. Love all the food I've had at this restaurant and it is definitely worth the wait (there can be...More

Thank Renee K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go on Monday-Thursday from 3:30-6:00 all pizza is $10.00 and partnered with a white sangria you cannot beat a nice dinner. I love the pesto pizza options and the smoked salmon was good as well.

Thank SoonerGirl04
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Unacceptable--Maxi's is a tiny restaurant with very few tables. When we showed up with a reservation our table was not ready and all tables were filled. We were offered a tiny table in the corner, closed off, alcove. When a restaurant takes a reservation, we...More

1  Thank OyeVe
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I ordered the Funghi Pizza which was excellent. It is made with garlic, olive oil, shredded portobello mushrooms (hence Funghi), and two types of shredded cheese (provolone and mozzarella). Located in Cleveland's Little Italy -who knew there was a Little Italy in Cleveland, a well-kept...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Maxi's looks and feels like a neighborhood bar, but they've got homemade pasta with great preparations. Reasonable prices. I recommend any of the pastas or pasta specials. I especially like the diavolo preparations. Very spicy! The bread is good too and the salads are a...More

Thank George Y
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Our favorite place to eat when in Cleveland. If you don't have a spine in your body, then go somewhere else. This is an authentic Italian/American experience. The dates and times are a little off. We have been here about 6-8 times over the years....More

Thank True T
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

What was right about this place? Nothing...Beware...if you want good service and food how you want it cooked, don't go to Maxi's! I asked for cheese on my dinner and was told no because the cook doesn't like special orders! Amazing, it's just cheese!! Good...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We were told by friends to check out this restaurant in Little Italy, and boy, were we disappointed! First, it took about 15 minutes for our server to ask us if we wanted a drink, and they weren't busy at all--plus, we had to call...More

Thank Janice25
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Watch your bill. The restaurant was busy and there were issues with the service. We frequent Maxi's twice per month for over 15 years. Usually leave 20%+ but this time I noticed a tip on the bill. Waiter said it was at "waiter's discretion." I...More

2  Thank erwal
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and quick service. We didn't have reservations but were seated at a table right away. Spaghetti was different, I thought it was too sweet, but it was ok, and the pizza wasn't too good. The atmosphere was relaxed and perfect for our date...More

Thank Grace S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12113 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1923
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-421-1500
  • E-mail